There was a time when the directors more preferred action-oriented movies as it had more emotions and sympathy value; however, comedy movies changed this thought. Movies like Jane Bhi do Yaron, Padosan, etc. brought a revolution in the Indian film industry. Taking inspiration from them, many Bollywood movies were released in the ’90s and 2000s and become a significant hit. This blog has curated eight Bollywood comedy movies that one should watch at least once in a lifetime.
1. Andaz Apna Apna -1994
You would be surprised to know that Andaz Apna Apna was actually a flop at the Box Office, yes you read that right! It has become a cult classic over the years with its increasing viewership on the T.V. The movie has the top two Khans of Hindi cinema- Salman Khan and Aamir Khan and leading actresses like Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon. The film did have legend Mehmood. The movie enjoys a huge fan following. Do add this movie in your list comedy movies that you should watch in your lifetime.
2. Raja Babu – 1994
In the same year, Govinda’s movie Raja Babu released and swept all the box office records. The film also has Nandu sub ka Bandhu. Kudos to Shakti Kapoor for playing the role and making us laugh. All thanks to Govinda for bringing up this serious story in the most funny way. Not only the dialogues, but the movie also had some of the best comedy dialogues that, over the years, have inched their place. The film is a sure-sure winner of all the comedy movies released in the ’90s.
3. Chachi 420 -1997
Next in the list of Bollywood comedy movies that have ruled over the years is Chachi 420, which has Kamal Hasan and Tabu in the leading role. However, the film was inspired by Hollywood comedy- Mrs. Doubtfire. Could you have ever thought how seamlessly a man can turn into a woman with all the womanly nuances? Undoubtedly, Kamal Hasan’s performance was outstanding in the movie. He effortlessly stepped into the role of the aged woman. For a second, no one could believe that the lady was men. The film went on to become a hit. Don’t forget to watch the movie if you have not.
4. Dulhe Raja -1998
Govinda has been part of many David Dhavan movies that had their title with No.1; ironically, all these movies made him one of the number 1 actors in the Hindi Cinema in the 1990s. Coming back to Dulhe Raja, the film has the best of the punches that anyone’s jaw’s hurting. The movie also had Kedar khan and our very favorite Ravina Tandon. Do watch the movie if you have not watched it yet!
5. Hera Pheri – 2000
Utha le re baba- Mujhe ni Dhoti ko utha le! Remember this funny dialogue from the 2000’s hit movie Hera Pheri. With the trio- Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, and Paresh Rawal (Babu Rao), the movie swooned many hearts. From its story to ensemble star cast that also included Tabu, to dialogues, the movie has every element that makes it remember over the years. This is definitely one of those movies that you can watch just to feel good. You can watch this movie hundreds of times and still laugh at every dialogue and scene. That’s why it is one of the best Hindi comedy movies.
6. Munnabhai M.B.B.S. – 2003
This movie was one of the best comedy movies of the decade with Sanjay Dutt in the lead and a stellar star cast that includes Late Sunil Dutt, Arshad Warsi, and Boman Irani. The movie was based on a goon who took admission to the medical college to please his father. Subsequently, he touches many hearts with his Jaadi Jhappi. For the first time, Sanjay was cast with Arshad Warsi, and both shared an excellent camaraderie on screen. The movie broke all the box office records of the year and became the movie with the highest business.
7. Vickey Donor -2012
Ayushman Khan and is quirky acting has won the hearts of fan over the years. This was his first movie and not at a single place. He acted like a novelist. The men were so perfect, and so was the story. The movie gave a touching message and taught the importance of sperm donors. How can we forget the classic doctor played by Anu Kapoor. He brought life to the movie with antiques. The film also has Yami Gautam. This is one of the must-watch comedy movies of the last decade.
Paying an ode to the late Sushant Singh Kumar, Chhichhore was one of the top Hindi Comedy movies of 2019. The movie also has Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. The film talked about engineers and their chaotic life, also how their life changes years after. The movie would be relatable with most of the engineers, as this is what they have been going through in their lives. However, the film has all the punches, which made us laugh at all the irony of life that one has to go through. One of the best movies of Sushant Singh Kumar, do watch it.
Hindi cinema has a bundle of comedy movies that have ruled over the years, including the latest Chhichhore, Muna Bhai, and many others to name. These movies have made us laugh with their implacable story and the best of the dialogues. These movies have also changed the face of Bollywood over the years.